Post-Conference Social Evening:

Schedule & Speakers

For the complete program and speaker listing see the official PyDays Track Summary or take a look at the details provided below.

Date Event
Saturday, 29 April Django Girls Workshop (registration closed)
Friday, 5 May PyDay I
Saturday, 6 May PyDay II
Sunday, 7 May coala hackathon

You are warmly invited to attend talks of our host conference Linuxwochen Wien!


Program Friday, 5 May
Time Friday
09:30 Arrival
09:45 PyDay Opening (Claus Aichinger)
10:30 - 13:00

Oh, I Found a Security Issue (Markus Holtermann, Florian Apolloner)

Using Python for industrial prototypes (Artem Revenko)

Python Automation - A Case Study (Maciej Skorski)

Teach Python to (Your) Children (Horst Jens)

13:00 - 13:45 Sandwich Break
13:45 - 16:00

Wie alle bei Open-Source mitspielen können (Christoph Schindler)

Cardiac image analysis in Python (Jan Margeta)

This is Plone (Johannes Raggam)

Integration of Geoprocessing Tools in QGIS (Anita Graser)

Workshop: Natural Language Processing in Journalism (Yian Shang)

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00

Algorithmic Trading with asyncio (Vita Smid)

Topic Modelling and Text Analysis with Gensim (Bhargav Srinivasa)

Writing Code Analysis the Easy Way (Lasse Schuirmann)

18:15 Social Evening
Program Saturday, 6 May
Time Saturday == PieDay
09:30 Arrival
09:45 PyDay Opening (Claus Aichinger)
10:00 - 12:30

4 Steps to a Project Your Users Will Love (Sebastian Latacz)

Async Web development, present day (Anton Caceres)

Parallel Computing with Dask (Christian Aichinger)

GitMate (Fabian Neuschmidt)

12:30 - 13:15 Sandwich Break
13:15 - 15:30

Lessons from dockerizing a Python service (Sebastian Nozzi)

Migration to Python 3 in Finance (Thomas Aglassinger)

SageMath and Cython (Harald Schilly)

Workshop: Text Analysis with Gensim (Bhargav Sirinivasa)

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 17:30

Linespots (Maximilian Scholz)

Practical machine learning for everyday web apps (Dražen Lučanin)

The Perfect Home (Thomas Moser)

Lightning Talks

Social Events

PyDays is about community – join our social events to meet like-minded people!

  • Social Evening:
  • PieDay:
    • When: Saturday, 6 May 2017, (coffee) breaks
    • Where: conference premises
    • What: Due to popular demand, Saturday is PieDay =). Bring your own “Py”/pie to the (coffee) breaks: share knowledge, exchange recipes (actual or Pythonic!), bring pie to eat - we’ll provide some, too!

Coding Events

Django Girls Workshop

The Django Girls logo
  • Saturday, 29 April 2017, 10:00-17:00
  • Salon JAspern, Hannah-Arendt-Platz 10/EG, 1220 Wien

One week prior to the conference, the first Django Girls event in Vienna/Austria is set to happen - timed so participants can attend PyDays shortly after their first programming workshop.

If you want to help with coaching, you can now apply to become a mentor for small groups of learners (form on event page linked above)! If you are looking to support the event as co-organiser or with a sponsorship, please get in touch at

coala & GitMate Hackathon

GitMate (GitMate is a tool to make software development better.)
coala (Linting and Fixing Code for All Languages)

Linting and Fixing Code for All Languages & Working on GitMate

  • When: Sunday, 7 May 2017, 10:00-17:00
  • Where: sektor5
    • Siebenbrunnengasse 44, 1050 Wien

We will:

  • Help you setting up code analysis for all languages in your project.
  • Help you writing own analysis routines for your special needs.
  • Implement support for a language you think is missing.
  • Help newcomers with any kind experience to get started contributing to coala. Opportunities vary from organizational and documentation work to solving challenging software architectural problems and writing some great code.
  • Hack on advanced stuff.
  • Hack on GitMate.

Your Hackathon?

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